From the Editor

From the Editor

April 1, 2009
This past February, I had the opportunity to be a guest of Tile of Spain on a press tour to Cevisama - the International Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings Show - in Valencia, Spain. A division of the Trade Commission of Spain, the organization promotes Tile of Spain-branded manufacturers, and the primary purpose of this trip was to create awareness of these products.
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January 16, 2009
Now that the holiday season is over, many people are busy making their New Year’s resolutions.  One suggestion for architects and designers in 2009 would be to take advantage of the diverse continuing educational opportunities that are available -- particularly those offered by professionals in the stone and tile industries.
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September 30, 2008
In July, an article appeared in The New York Times that connected granite countertops with high levels of radon -- causing quite a stir among the general public.
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June 13, 2008
Back in March, I was fortunate enough to be a part of a guided quarry tour in Texas, which was hosted by the Marble Institute of America (MIA). This was the third MIA-hosted trip I have taken in the past year, and at the conclusion of each tour, I always walk away with a sense of awe.
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April 2, 2008
In recent years, the word "green" has become an increasingly popular word in our vocabulary -- both personally and professionally. Many associations are working to conceive new ideas that will help in preserving our environment. In particular, one way to accomplish this is by promoting the use of environmentally friendly products.
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January 17, 2008
I know that this has been said before, but the quality and aesthetics of the stone and tile products on the market today have reached a new level. While stone remains timeless, and its appearance and technical qualities haven't necessarily changed, new finishes and format sizes offer more diversity. Suppliers are also going to great lengths to continually introduce exotic materials that are being newly extracted in countries around the world. Meanwhile, in the tile sector, we are witnessing an explosion of new colors, sizes and textures. Glass mosaics, metallic pieces -- and even porcelain designed to resemble hardwood or fabrics -- all contribute to inspiring designs.
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September 1, 2007
While glass tile has been around for many decades, it seems that its popularity has enjoyed a growth spurt in recent years -- especially glass mosaics. These shimmering tiles are being utilized for a range of applications in both residential and commercial settings, and their reflective quality is bringing depth and interest to all design styles.
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June 25, 2007
It is interesting to watch the evolution of stone and tile through time. While these materials have been around for thousands of years, modern technology has allowed for new sizes,
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April 23, 2007
As we often discuss, it is apparent that homeowners are investing in their living spaces more and spending money on high-end materials such as stone and tile.
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From the Editor

January 1, 2007
As we have discussed in past issues of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, consumers have become quite savvy in their tastes.
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